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Printer alignment The print on my machine is out of alignment and I cannot find a test page setting to adjust it? Can you help me with this? Thanks

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From Brother's website, I found the following regarding alignment:

Setting the Alignment:

  1. Press the Ink or Ink Management key on the control panel.
  2. Press the up or down navigation key to select TEST PRINT and press Menu/Set or Set.
  3. Press the up or down navigation key to select ALIGNMENT and press Menu/Set or Set.
  4. Press Black (Mono) Start or Color (Colour) Start. The MFC/DCP begins printing the Alignment Check Sheet.
  5. By reviewing this Test Sheet, you can determine if the alignment needs adjustment.
  6. Examine the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI test prints on the Alignment Check Sheet. If the number 5 sample of both the 600 DPI and 1200 DPI most closely matches the 0 sample, press 1 (YES).
    If one of the other samples is a better match for the 0 sample, press 2 (NO). The display will then prompt you to select the sample that most closely matches the 0 sample for 600 DPI and then 1200 DPI.
  7. Press Stop/Exit.
The webpage for this is:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000200/000059/faq000259_007.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us

I hope this resolves your problem.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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